Disability Pride: 34 Years of the ADA

Friday, July 26, 2024
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Overview   of Disability Pride: 34 Years of the ADA

July marks Disability Pride Month and the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA provided sweeping legal protection for people with disabilities by prohibiting disability-based discrimination and creating a right to accessibility.

The ADA’s passage is a proud accomplishment for the disability community.

A generation has passed since this landmark civil rights legislation was signed into law. Join the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and leaders from the disability community on July 26th from 1 – 3 PM for a virtual panel discussion on the ADA’s impact and what it means to be a person living with a disability today.

Panelists will share their personal stories of forming a positive disability identity, finding support in the disability community, and their hopes for the continued road to justice.

MOD does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing accessible programs, meetings, and events. To request reasonable modification to participate in this program, please contact To request reasonable modification to participate in a training, please contact MOD General Counsel Julia O'Leary at Julia.E.OLeary@mass.gov or (857) 214-1081. Requests made after July 19, 2024 will be considered but may not be possible to fill.

To request language translation or interpretation, email mod-communications@mass.gov or call (617) 727-7440. You may leave a message in your primary language.

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